Thursday 10th February 2022 – Ross Garnaut

Opportunities for Manufacturing in the new economy

Vernier Xmas Dinner – 9th Dec 2021 – TeamSports4All

Vernier Xmas Dinner - presentation by Fiona and Cameron from TeamSports4All and musical program by Stewart, Michael and Sidra.

Thurs 11th Nov 2021 – Peter Crock

Peter Crock - Medical Cannabis - A new manufacturing industry for Australia

Thurs 9th Sept 2021 – Dean McCarroll – MD Okuma Australia

Dean McCarroll, Managing Director of Okuma Australia & NZ will be presenting Advance Machine Tool Cutting Technologies

Thurs 8th July 2021 – Marteen Burger & Dave Budge

Marteen Burger & Dave Budge from Jaunt Motors - Australia's largest electric conversion workshop - making Electric Vehicles for Adventure

Thurs 13th May 2021- Chris Stoltz & Josef Stoltz

Chris Stoltz will provide a brief background about manufacturing in Bendigo and the work of the Fraunhofer initiative. Josef will talk about technology upgrades and manufacturing expansion at MSD

Thurs 15th April 2021 – Ross & Lyn George

Ross and Lyn George present "How innovation breeds innovation – the Austeng case-study"

Thurs 18th March 2021 – Max Myer, George Juliff & Thomas Miles – Admix

Max, George and Thomas are the founders of Admix Pty Ltd and their current focus is building software tools to make programming effective toolpaths easier.

Thurs 11th Feb 2021 – Steve Dowey – Sutton Tools

Steve Dowey from Sutton Tools will discuss the adoption of the adoption of the industry 4.0 framework in companies. 

Tues 15th Dec 2020 – Annual Vernier Society Dinner

2020 Annual Vernier Society dinner with entertainment by Samuel Sakker, Rachel Wolseley and Stewart Kelly

Thurs 12th Nov 2020 – Daniel Fabiyanic

Daniel studied Aeronautical Engineering at RMIT and has a Master of Business Administration from Monash University.

Thurs 8th Oct 2020 – Tom Harris – The Design Technology Company

Tom Harris from The Design Technology Company will be be presenting to us this month.

Thursday 13th August 2020 – Michael Grogan – Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

Michael Grogan is the State Director Victoria and Tasmania, and National Director Skills and Training at the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC)

Thursday 9th July 2020 – Rod Scott Selectronic Australia

Rod Scott, CEO of Selectronic Australia is our speaker for July and will be discussing designing and manufacturing battery based inverters and the renewables industry.

Thursday 11th June 2020 – MD of GEMILANG AUSTRALIA

Peter Murley of GEMILANG AUSTRALIA will be talking to us about Australian bus manufacturing and moving to zero emission transport.

Thursday 14th May 2020 – Peter Roberts @aumanufacturing

You are invited to the first ever VIRTUAL Victorian Vernier Society lunch meeting on Thursday the 14th of May 2020 at 1pm via Zoom. Peter Roberts of @aumanufacturing is our guest speaker.

Vernier April 16th 2020 Meeting Cancelled

President Peter and the Vernier Committee have decided that it…

Thursday 12th March 2020 – Byron Kennedy from SPEE3D

Byron Kennedy one of the entrepreneurs behind SPEE3D high speed 3D metal printers.

Thursday 13th February 2020 – Vernier Luncheon Meeting

Our program for this get together is going to be a surprise, so come along and start the New Year with renewed enthusiasm for Australian manufacturing! A great lunch and good conversation is always ensured.

Thurs 5th December – Dinner with Partners

Claire Kelly is our speaker and she has been involved with MHFA since 2003. We will then be delighted with amazing musical performances from Stewart Kelly, Douglas Kelly and Jordan Auld.

Vernier Luncheon – 14th Nov 2019 – Innes Willox – CE of Australian Industry Group

Innes Willox is Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group and will be talking about "What does it take to be a 21st century manufacturer: is there a role for areas of traditional strength or is the future just for ‘advanced manufacturers’? What can and should businesses, associations and governments do to develop competitive manufacturing industries?"

Vernier Luncheon – 10th Oct 2019 – Russell Rolls – Can Dirt Save the World?

Russell Rolls has a deep commitment to greenhouse gas reduction and will be asking 'Can Dirt Save the World?'

Vernier Luncheon – 5th Sept 2019 – Professor Milan Brandt – Advanced manufacturing trends and research in Australia

Professor Brandt is the Technical Director of RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and the Director of RMIT's Centre for Additive Manufacturing. His talk is on Advanced Manufacturing Trends and Research in Australia

Vernier Luncheon – 8th August 2019 – Annual Youth Forum

“Imagination; past, present and future – 1989 to 2049”

Vernier Luncheon – 11th July 2019 – Energy and transport: opportunities for manufacturing

Robin Batterham will speak on Energy and transport: opportunities for manufacturing. This should be a not miss event for all interested in the changing patterns of climate and energy!

Vernier Luncheon – 13th June 2019

Our June Speaker is Ben Schultz, the co-founder and managing director of Bastion Cycles.

Vernier Luncheon – 9th May 2019

Joe DiSanto from Sea Electric is an automotive technology company which has developed a, proprietary, 100% electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain (known as SEA-DriveTM), for adaptation to most truck cab/chassis models

Vernier Luncheon – 11th April 2019

CNC Design's Virtual Smart Factory concept utilises a large area gantry as a platform for Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM)

Vernier Luncheon – 14th March 2019

This month's luncheon speakers are Anjali Thirumalavan about Robogoals & Diverse Women's Mentoring followed by Sam Harris - A case-study in business transformation, from services to products.

Vernier Luncheon – 14th February 2019

Barry Hendy the Managing Director of Andrew Donald Design Engineering and Joseph Bertolini PhD the R&D Director of CSL Behring will be providing us with some very interesting topics in our February Luncheon.

Charity Christmas Dinner 6th December 2018

Stephanie Woollard will be inspiring us with her work at Seven Women Inc that helps to educate, train and employ marginalised women in Nepal. Then we will be hearing from Hannah and Jordan with some operatic entertainment.

Vernier Luncheon – 8th November – Martin Merry

Martin Merry will be presenting "Moving from a Global Manufacturer, General Motors, to APV Corporation, a privately owned Australian manufacturing company". Martin has 30 years’ experience in Manufacturing and Operations Management at GM.

Vernier Luncheon – 11th October – Nick Stavrakis

Nick Stavrakis - MD of Dana Australia. “Finding a better way” has been Dana’s mantra since it was founded, more so does it resonate today with the exiting of the Auto car makers in this country. To survive Dana Australia has had to make some significant changes in the way they do things, what they sell but most of all their mindset. The presentation will cover their journey in finding a better way, with their customers, with their products and most of all with Dana’s people.

Vernier Luncheon – 13th Sept – David Rose

Come along and hear how Exquisine developed from a commercial kitchen making a range of sweet and savoury, solid and liquid, gourmet offerings to today’s custom designed facility that creates tens of thousands of desserts each day.

Victorian Vernier Foundation Event – Thurs 9th Aug 2018

In their 2017 report “The New Work Smarts’, the “Foundation for Young Australians” declared; “By 2030, Automation, globalisation and flexibility will change what we do in every job” The Vernier Foundation’s 2018 Youth Forum will explore what this means to the high school students of today, the educational institutions and our leading manufacturing companies through our expert panel.

Vernier Luncheon – 12th July – Bruce Rowley

The Topic Bruce Rowley from CNC Design will address is: Stellascapes from hobby to supplier for Disney

Vernier Luncheon – 14th June 2018 – Anthony Hengel

Anthony Hengel has had an extensive career in the manufacturing industry before joining NCI Packaging as CEO two years ago. Come along to our luncheon meeting on Thursday to find out all about "The Transformation of NCI Packaging"

Vernier Luncheon – 10th May 2018 – Julian Broadbent

Julian will discuss how innovation comes to exist in our world and how it makes a “difference” to our lives. Supported by his own experience at a large corporation and now as CEO of a fledgling start-up company.

Vernier Luncheon – 12th April 2018 – Paul Chapman

Our April meeting had Paul Chapman speaking from Australian Turntable Company. AT) is an innovative Australian-owned family business that provides specialist unique high quality design and rotational engineering solutions across a range of industries including mining, construction, transport, infrastructure, exhibition, residential, automotive, theatre, retail and aviation.

Great Speaker at our Vernier Luncheon – 8th March 2018

Our guest speaker for March 2018 is Dr John White who spoke about Black Swans - a thought provoking talk!

Vernier Luncheon – 8th February 2018

You are invited to connect at The Victorian Vernier Society monthly meeting is on Thursday the 8th February at Kooyong Tennis Club. Our guest speaker will be Andrew Lamb, Production Director at Magefekt

Charity Christmas Dinner 14th December 2017

It is the season to be jolly and for the Vernier Society to turn its attention to its more charitable works. It gives us great pleasure to announce our Christmas Program to be held at Kooyong Tennis Club on Thursday Evening 14th of December 2017 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. We extend a warm welcome to loved ones, friends, neighbours, and of course partners!

Vernier Luncheon – 11th May 2017

You are invited to connect at The Victorian Vernier Society monthly meeting is on Thursday the 11th of May at Kooyong Tennis Club: Our Guest Speaker is Ed Wilson the Managing Director, Wilson Transformer Company

Vernier Luncheon – 13th April 2017

You are cordially invited to connect at The Victorian Vernier Society on Thursday the 13th April 2018 @12:30 at Kooyong Tennis Club. Our guest speaker is Sam Bell, Managing Director of AW Bell Pty Ltd

The Great Debate – Germany vs Australia – 11th August 2016

The Great Debate - Germany vs. Australia Kooyong Tennis Club,…

Vernier Luncheon – 14th July 2016

  Our guest speaker will be Vernier member, Meredith…

Vernier Meeting – 9th June 2016

“Collaboration – The opportunity created by Additive Manufacturing…

Vernier Society February 2016 – The Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio

Speaker – The Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio – Victorian State…

Vernier Q & A Forum Special Event – 12th Nov 2015

“The challenges for our next generation of industry leaders” Q…

12th February 2015 – Matt English and our AGM

Our February function is headlined by Matt English who will…

Vernier Dinner Function – 11th Dec 2014

Our gala end of year dinner event will be held on 11th December.…

Vernier Society Special Event – 2014 Youth Forum

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Special Vernier Society Event – The Truth about Metals Additive Manufacturing

Metals Additive Manufacturing is one of the most hyped innovations…

Sept 11th 2014 – Matthew Pinczes – W. Granowski

Best practice in manufacturing principles Starting in manufacturing…

Aug 14th 2014 – Peter Farley

Well known entrepreneurial engineer and member of the Vernier…

July 10th 2014 – Albert Goller – META


May 8th 2014 – Alan Evans – Dyno Dynamics

 How to change a company! The Vernier Society speaker for May…

April 10th 2014 – Special Event Thursday – Professor Goran Roos

Goran Roos provides much food for thought! Vernier’s…

March 13th 2014 – Tim Modra

“Innovation and staying close to the customer is the key to…

December 2013 – Brendan Nottle – Salvation Army

With all the proceeds of the day going to charity, the last Vernier…

November 2013 – Joe Isaac – Melbourne University

“Attendees to the Society’s November meeting were privileged…

October 2013 – Rolf Glenk – GM Holden Ltd’s Powertrain Engineering

Our October speaker, Rolf Glenk from Holden has over 25 years…

September 2013 – Gordon New – Ronson Gears

Ronson Gears was founded in 1954 by Gordon’s father Ron New,…

February 14th 2013 – AGM and Foundation Review

The position of Vernier in the political spectrum is developing…

December 2012 – John Daley CEO The Grattan Institute

John is one of Australia’s leading public policy thinkers,…

November 2013 – Richard Davies MD Davies, Craig Australia

Richard will talk about his success producing electric auto cooling…

October 2012 – Tim Piper – Victorian Director AIG

Tim's subject is  the state of manufacturing in Victoria.  …

September 2012 – The Techno Challenge

St Pauls Anglican Grammar School, Kingswood College & Port…

August 2012 – Pat Boland CEO ANCA Pty Ltd

ANCA was founded in 1974 by Pat McCluskey and Pat Boland in Melbourne,…

July 2012 – John Robert from MEO Australia

An Innovative Large Manufacturing Project: Methanol John’s…

June 2012 – Kate Oaten – Personal Property Security

Andrew Blogg and Kate Oaten from Aitken Lawyers & Advisors: …

May 2012 – Dr. Michael Myers – Re-Engineering Australia Foundation

Michael will talk to us about young people in engineering.   Dr…

April 2012 – Bruno Bello – Enterprise Connect

Bruno has held technical, business development or leadership…

March 2012 – Bruce McDonald – Engineering at Ford

  Bruce commenced his career with Ford Motor Company as…

December 2011 – Robyn Guymer – Bionic Vision

Professor Robyn Guymer,  Program Leader, Clinical and Surgical…

November 2011 – Jon Faine – ABC radio 774

Our guest speaker will be Jon Faine from ABC radio 774. Jon…

October 2011 – Heather Wardlaw – Engineers Teaching Children

Heather Wardlaw will talk about development of good engineering…

September 2011 – The Techno Challenge

A super Vernier occasion is to be held on 8th September In attendance…

July 2011 – Roger La Salle – A Special Way of Thinking

Roger La Salle is professional engineer, a director of a number…

March 2011 – Visit Herald and Weekly Times Printing Press

This month Vernier Society members have the opportunity to tour…

December 2010 – Bill Scales – Swinburne Uni

One of Australia's greatest Project Managers Bill Scales,…

November 2010 – Vernier Cocktail Party

The Victorian Vernier Society is holding a cocktail party at …